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March 2008

My Friend F13

As crazily mapped as my Final Cut Pro keyboard is, there aren't a whole lot of keys left in their original default positions as I have always found the FCP default keys not very efficient, I always leave the F13 key on my keyboard open for change. At any time that I am working ...

Weekend reading

If you want some good weekend reading and to enter into a lively debate then head over to Studio Daily and give a read to a post I wrote earlier this week (that is if you haven't already)  called What's Wrong With the young FCP Editor? I started writing down some notes last year as ...

RED. Bits. Plug-ins.

One debate I've been seeing and hearing is the debate of doing your finishing with RED footage (or any other footage for that matter I guess) in a  10 bit color workflow vs. an 8 bit color workflow. It would seem like a no-brainer to use 10 bit color as it is of higher quality ...

Working on the Crimson Workflow

The lack of an easy way to conform your offline edit of RED footage via a simple, proven and error-proof method is what I see as the biggest hurdle in the who RED camera world. Converted ProRes HQ files are wonderful, look very good, have nice latitude for color grading and are easy to work ...

fxguide tv posts episodes on RED

The folks over at fxguide (a great resource for info, tips and tricks on visual effects) have just posted the second of two fxguide tv episodes on posting the RED camera. The two episodes give a nice overview of the RED camera, how it differs from other cameras in the way it shoots footage and ...

Hulk v1 and Hulk v2

First we had the Ang Lee version ... Hulk. Now we get the  Louis Leterrier version .. The Incredible Hulk. The names have changed but the images stay the same. If you don't know which is which can you tell the difference? The old Hulk is the top image in the image pairs. One thing is certain ...

Twitter about editing

Do you Twitter? I've been reading and hearing a lot about Twitter lately ... I signed up a year ago but never used it! So I thought I might give it a whirl again because .... you know ... there's not enough distractions already in a given day. So today begins the great "Twitter about ...

Quicktip: Identifying Unsaved Avid Bins

  In the spirit of Avid's announcements on monday, here's an Avid-based quicktip! You can easily identify what Avid bins have and haven't been saved by looking for the little diamond symbol in the title bar of an Avid bin: You can also look under the pull-down Windows menu and see the same thing: Handy feedback from a ...

Crimson takes a stab at a real RED conform

  If you've read any of my RED posts recently then you know one of my biggest concerns with the workflow for post was that there really wasn't a reliable option for going from an offline edit back to some kind of conform into RedCine to generate DPX sequences or even ProRes HQ files of just ...

Mike Jones Digital Basin : Weblog

Here's some good Sunday morning reading for you if you are so inclined: Mike Jones Digital Basin: I love the look of VIDEO. That statement isn't heard near as much as talk of loving and trying to gain the elusive "film-look" when not shooting on film. Mike doesn't need or want the film look. In fact he ...